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Pandora ratings update: good news for them, not so much for us

According to the latest Media Audit report, the Internet streaming service now reaches over 11 percent of all US consumers a week—about 16 million people. That makes Pandora the most listened-to online radio station by a wide margin. In addition,…

Etheridge headlines Marconis

Melissa Etheridge, the chart-topping singer-songwriter (“I’m The Only One,” “Come To My Window,” “Falling Up”) will perform at the 2012 NAB Marconi Awards Banquet and Show at the Radio Show in Dallas next month. Click here for more information.

Joyner keynotes Radio Show Luncheon

The luncheon is where CBS Radio President/CEO Dan Mason is being honored with this year’s National Radio Award. The NAB’s Executive VP of Radio John David says syndicated morning show host Joyner “is a driving force in radio, and he…

Survey says: out-of-home listening dominates

A new survey from financial firm Coady Diemar Partners headlines, “Radio listening is gradually becoming more mobile.” Away-from-home listening is now 64% of all listening, up from 59% ten years ago. Coady Diemar analyst Chris Ensley notes that even though…

Commission nicks old owner

Debut Broadcasting, which used to own three stations in Greenville, MS, has been fined $15,000 by the FCC for not having an operating EAS system. The stations did have an EAS system, but the switching equipment which was to share…

FCC fines Georgia AM for unauthorized operation after hours

Okay, so daytimer WDGR/Dahlonega, GA stopped programming at sundown … but it left its carrier on, incurring a visit from friendly FCC inspectors, who also found a missing piece of fencing around the antenna base, and no perimeter fence at…

Cyber security, take two

After the first legislation was roundly criticized by both parties, a new version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The new bill deals with immediate threats and attacks from foreign nations, criminals, and…

AP licenses production music

The Associated Press has entered into an agreement with Audiosocket to make available to its subscribers a library of over 40,000 tracks for use in production projects. According to AP, “Content producers will be able to use music that is…

Survey says: size matters–sometimes

Harker Research pored through pounds of ratings to attempt to answer the question, “Does radio group size help or hurt the ratings?” What they found is both predictable and somewhat surprising. On the one hand, according to the report, “Companies…